EPEAT for Purchasers
EPEAT for Purchasers
Thousands of businesses, schools, hospitals and governments worldwide trust EPEAT to inform and streamline their purchase of more-sustainable IT products. EPEAT helps purchasers of all sizes reduce their environmental impact and gain recognition as leaders in sustainable procurement without limiting product selection. With EPEAT, organizations can easily and effectively focus on functionality, features and sustainability attributes that reduce their risks, knowing their efforts align with others’ to move markets.
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EPEAT for Procurement
EPEAT is your easy-to-use resource for identifying and purchasing sustainable IT products.
Here is how you can move the needle on your organization’s sustainability goals by using EPEAT:
- Search the EPEAT Registry for free
- Require your vendors to provide EPEAT-Registered products
- Get Recognized as an EPEAT Purchaser
- Track and measure progress
Contact Andrea Desimone, Purchaser Relations Senior Manager, to get started using EPEAT today.
EPEAT BENEFITS CALCULATOR
EPEAT-registered products meet strict sustainability criteria that address impacts across the full lifecycle of the product, from raw material extraction and production/assembly to product use and managing the product’s end-of-life (extending its use and/or looking at its recyclability). Purchasing EPEAT-registered products is a simple and effective way to both reduce your organization’s environmental impact and meet your organization’s sustainability goals.
GEC’s interactive environmental benefits calculator allows purchasers to measure and report the environmental benefits gained from purchasing electronic products covered by the EPEAT ecolabel. The benefits calculator also allows purchasers to estimate how they can achieve further environmental reductions by using products longer and responsibly recycling them when taken out of service.
The EPEAT Benefits Calculator is available for all EPEAT product categories. GEC developed a new EPEAT Benefits Calculator in 2018 for mobile phones, servers, and computer and displays (2018). The U.S. EPA maintains calculators for EPEAT-registered imaging equipment, televisions, and computers and displays (2008).
If you would prefer to have GEC assist you with your EPEAT benefits calculation, please just let us know. This can be especially helpful for purchasers who bought EPEAT-registered products in more than one EPEAT product category.
Benefits of Purchasing EPEAT
The EPEAT Benefits Calculator helps organizations demonstrate the impact of their sustainable IT procurement decisions and communicate to internal and external stakeholders using familiar metrics like reduction in energy use, greenhouse gases and water consumption, as well as cost savings. See how you can use EPEAT benefits calculations for your CDP or GRI reporting!
Your organization can also get recognition for purchasing EPEAT-registered IT products. Check out GEC’s annual EPEAT Purchaser Awards!
What are the benefits of purchasing EPEAT-registered products?
A leading nationwide healthcare organization purchases 100% EPEAT-registered products. Over the course of last year, this organization purchased:
- 24,328 EPEAT Gold Notebooks
- 70,052 EPEAT Gold Displays
- 67,273 EPEAT Gold Desktop Computers
Listed below are the measurable benefits for the environment and energy-related savings GEC was able to provide for free for use in their external sustainability reporting.
EPEAT helps purchasers of all sizes reduce the overall environmental impact of their IT purchases. The system was designed with purchaser involvement and supports the ”green” procurement efforts of businesses, institutions and consumers alike. Using the free EPEAT system, purchasers in more than 40 countries have access to easy-to-use search tools, intuitive product comparison features, plug-and-play model purchasing language, and more. Buying energy efficient EPEAT products can help reduce energy costs, and recycling-related requirements can ease end of life disposition. In addition, EPEAT can help qualify your organization for recognition by other environmental ratings and certification programs.
There are thousands of EPEAT Purchasers around the world driving environmental improvement in IT product design and delivery by specifying EPEAT as a purchasing requirement. Contact GEC’s Andrea Desimone to join the EPEAT Purchasing program today and be recognized here and in other marketing initiatives.